It has been 129 Days since Booster Gold last appeared in a DCnU comic book.
Friday, February 24, 2017
If you thought that a mini Thomas the Tank Engine toy was the strangest Booster Gold-related thing we'd see in 2017, you might be right. That's pretty strange.
But yesterday, Booster booster The Blot announced on his blog that he's found something else plenty unusual: a 1.5-inch Booster Gold-themed Dunny keychain.
I can hear some of you asking "What is a Dunny?" (I asked it myself.) To quote from the manufacturer's website, KidRobot.com:
A DUNNY is a type of vinyl designer art toy created by Paul Budnitz and Tristan Eaton, and produced by Kidrobot since 2004. The toy is based on a rabbit figure with distinctive tubular ears. The origin of the name Dunny came from a combination of street slang and one of the early "Devil Bunny" prototypes.
I have no idea how that concept ties in with the DC Universe, but I think the same thing about that Thomas & Friends toy. All I need to know is where I can buy them (which, frankly, probably answers my question). Lucky for us, the Blot has a lead on that information at TheBlotSays.com.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Those of you who follow Boosterrific on Facebook have already seen this, but for those of you who don't, Brian Miller of Hi-Fi Designs posted this yesterday:
To recap: First Dan Jurgens tells us that he's drawing "BG". Then Norm Rapmund says he's inking someone with a star on his chest who isn't Captain America. And now Hi-Fi designs removes any lingering doubt. This is definitely a Booster Gold cover.
Jurgens, Rapmund, and Hi Fi were the art team for most of the late, lamented Booster Gold Volume 2. Isn't it nice to have the band back together?
If you'd like to reward Miller for sharing the image with us, consider donating to his Kickstarter campaign for the Femme Mystique graphic novel. Good luck, Brian.
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Monday, February 20, 2017
Nine years ago today, DC released The Death of the New Gods #6. If for no other reason, this book is significant as the only time that the legendary Jim Starlin has drawn Booster Gold for DC Comics.
Starlin, perhaps most famous as the creator of Marvel Comics' Thanos and many fantastic Batman stories, has been working as a comics writer and artist for over forty years, and yet somehow, The Death of the New Gods #6 is the only issue in which he has included Booster Gold!
Unfortunately, I can't tell you exactly where it falls in Booster's continuity. Booster is seen very briefly on one video monitor among many in Darkseid's lair. The monitors all appear to be tuned to different realities across the multiverse, so I can't even tell you which Booster Gold we're seeing!
But some Booster is always better than no Booster. Thanks, Jim!
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